The Secret Sauce: Interview with Riana Lynn from Journey Foods

The Secret Sauce: Interview with Riana Lynn from Journey Foods

By
Arman Anatürk
July 10, 2020

Biologist Turned Serial Entrepreneur: Riana Lynn, Founder & CEO, Journey Foods

Riana Lynn is creative, to say the least. Finding a hack or workaround to achieve her goals is nothing new to Lynn. 

During Obama's presidential inauguration, Lynn launched a website and news service that published election coverage as a way to get press passes to all the inauguration events - and later helping her land a job in the White House.  

Whilst at university, Riana saw a lack of fresh produce on campus and launched a fresh juice bar with her uncle which they scaled past $1M annual revenue in their first year. 

She went on to launch, Rivive, an e-commerce development platform for food businesses that caught the attention of businessman, and host of CNBC show “The Profit”, Marcus Lemonis, who hired her as a consultant and later acquired her company. 

Lynn continued on and founded FoodTrace, which provided end-to-end traceability solutions for food and beverage companies, in 2015 which she then sold two years later. 

Today, Riana is building Journey Foods, working to change food science inefficiencies and problematic supply chains in order to better feed the growing 8 billion population.

Our 1-hour discussion focuses on how Riana Lynn the serial entrepreneur today came to be, what led her into foodtech and how a decade of experience culminates in Journey Foods. 

Written by
Arman Anatürk

Lived across North America, Europe and Asia, leading to my questionable cooking style. Jumped two feet forward into the startup world in 2013, and haven't looked back since. Always on the hunt for the next story or inside scoop to cover - email me or connect on LinkedIn.

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Biologist Turned Serial Entrepreneur: Riana Lynn, Founder & CEO, Journey Foods

Riana Lynn is creative, to say the least. Finding a hack or workaround to achieve her goals is nothing new to Lynn. 

During Obama's presidential inauguration, Lynn launched a website and news service that published election coverage as a way to get press passes to all the inauguration events - and later helping her land a job in the White House.  

Whilst at university, Riana saw a lack of fresh produce on campus and launched a fresh juice bar with her uncle which they scaled past $1M annual revenue in their first year. 

She went on to launch, Rivive, an e-commerce development platform for food businesses that caught the attention of businessman, and host of CNBC show “The Profit”, Marcus Lemonis, who hired her as a consultant and later acquired her company. 

Lynn continued on and founded FoodTrace, which provided end-to-end traceability solutions for food and beverage companies, in 2015 which she then sold two years later. 

Today, Riana is building Journey Foods, working to change food science inefficiencies and problematic supply chains in order to better feed the growing 8 billion population.

Our 1-hour discussion focuses on how Riana Lynn the serial entrepreneur today came to be, what led her into foodtech and how a decade of experience culminates in Journey Foods. 

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Biologist Turned Serial Entrepreneur: Riana Lynn, Founder & CEO, Journey Foods

Riana Lynn is creative, to say the least. Finding a hack or workaround to achieve her goals is nothing new to Lynn. 

During Obama's presidential inauguration, Lynn launched a website and news service that published election coverage as a way to get press passes to all the inauguration events - and later helping her land a job in the White House.  

Whilst at university, Riana saw a lack of fresh produce on campus and launched a fresh juice bar with her uncle which they scaled past $1M annual revenue in their first year. 

She went on to launch, Rivive, an e-commerce development platform for food businesses that caught the attention of businessman, and host of CNBC show “The Profit”, Marcus Lemonis, who hired her as a consultant and later acquired her company. 

Lynn continued on and founded FoodTrace, which provided end-to-end traceability solutions for food and beverage companies, in 2015 which she then sold two years later. 

Today, Riana is building Journey Foods, working to change food science inefficiencies and problematic supply chains in order to better feed the growing 8 billion population.

Our 1-hour discussion focuses on how Riana Lynn the serial entrepreneur today came to be, what led her into foodtech and how a decade of experience culminates in Journey Foods. 

Biologist Turned Serial Entrepreneur: Riana Lynn, Founder & CEO, Journey Foods

Riana Lynn is creative, to say the least. Finding a hack or workaround to achieve her goals is nothing new to Lynn. 

During Obama's presidential inauguration, Lynn launched a website and news service that published election coverage as a way to get press passes to all the inauguration events - and later helping her land a job in the White House.  

Whilst at university, Riana saw a lack of fresh produce on campus and launched a fresh juice bar with her uncle which they scaled past $1M annual revenue in their first year. 

She went on to launch, Rivive, an e-commerce development platform for food businesses that caught the attention of businessman, and host of CNBC show “The Profit”, Marcus Lemonis, who hired her as a consultant and later acquired her company. 

Lynn continued on and founded FoodTrace, which provided end-to-end traceability solutions for food and beverage companies, in 2015 which she then sold two years later. 

Today, Riana is building Journey Foods, working to change food science inefficiencies and problematic supply chains in order to better feed the growing 8 billion population.

Our 1-hour discussion focuses on how Riana Lynn the serial entrepreneur today came to be, what led her into foodtech and how a decade of experience culminates in Journey Foods.